New Light on The Fallen Ones of Genesis 6
By Patrick Heron - July 19, 2011
It is because we are in the End Times that knowledge is being increased. Not just technological and scientific knowledge but Biblical knowledge also. This is what Gabriel prophesied at the conclusion to the Book of Daniel.
I believe what I am about to write now is what Americans term ‘heavy duty’ information. But it is also, in my humble opinion, cutting edge Bible prophecy. The reader may decide on this. However, one proverb to bear in mind as you set out to contemplate this essay is this: You cannot put new wine into old wineskins. None of us want to be ‘old wineskins’.
Many of my fellow End Times authors and teachers have recently zeroed in on a phrase the Messiah used when speaking to his disciples regarding the signs of the end of this age and of his parousia ; his coming. “As it was in the days of Noah…so shall it be.” Several of these esteemed writers go on to say that the Nephilim were on the earth in the days of Noah, and these were the giants who were the offspring of the fallen angels. These hybrid offspring went on to commit foul deeds which eventually caused the whole world to be filled with violence and evil and bloodshed and there was only evil in men’s hearts continually (Gen 6).
‘As it was, so shall it be.’ Thus, they conclude, once the Apocalypse kicks in, the earth will again be filled with these hybrid giants and mutants who will cause mayhem and havoc and do much damage to believers and the world at large. Some even insist that presently, in secret government tunnels under the mountains of Colorado or New Mexico, human doctors and engineers working together with fallen angels are genetically modifying these hybrid mutants in preparation for the coming day. Some refer to these giant offspring as super-soldiers which are to emerge at some point in the near future and run riot all over the world, just as they did in the days prior to the Flood of Noah.
I believe this thesis is fundamentally flawed. But first I must point out that I am a ‘meat and potatoes’ man. This has nothing to do with me being Irish (although I do love my spuds). What I mean is, I have to see something written in black and white in Scripture, and it has to be as clear as day to me before I will allow it. That is, give me chapter and verse on any topic, before I will accept it as gospel, as it were. Thus everything I will promote here is backed up by Scripture.
To begin; the Nephilim are NOT the giants who were the offspring of the fallen angels. ‘Nephilim’ is a Hebrew word derived from ‘nephal’ meaning ‘to fall’. Thus ‘nephilim’ literally means ‘the fallen ones’. The majority of Hebrew scholars will vouch for this.
So when Genesis 6 says, “the Nephilim were on the earth in those days”, it is referring to the fallen angels themselves. Not to giants which is a different word entirely in Hebrew. For the Nephilim fell from grace, fell from Heaven and fell to earth. Also, when it says the fallen ones were ‘on the earth’ in those days, the inference is that prior to the days of Noah, they were not on the earth, for they were still in Heaven.
To prove this point, I will briefly give you several phrases from Scripture which talk of angels coming to earth from Heaven:
“I beheld Satan as lightening FALL to earth.” Luke 10:17
“How are thou FALLEN from Heaven, o Lucifer…” Isaiah 14:12
“I saw a star (angel) FALL from Heaven unto the earth…” Rev. 9:1
“And the stars (angels) of Heaven FELL unto the earth like figs…” Rev. 6:13
“And they are seven kings (angels), five have fallen, one is and one is to come.”
The same holds true for the Book of Enoch whom Jude, the brother of Jesus, quoted directly from. Here are just a couple of examples:
“I saw many stars (angels) FALL and cast themselves from the heavens…” Book of Enoch 86:3
“He seized the first star that had FALLEN from the heavens…” Book of Enoch 88:1
The Holy Spirit could have used different words to describe evil angels descending to earth from Heaven. But He used the words ‘fall’ and ‘fallen’. This shows us that the Nephilim, the ‘fallen ones’ of Genesis 6, are indeed those evil sons of God that rebelled with Satan and tried to usurp the throne of the Most High God back in the distant past. These were the gods and heroes and men of renown that we read about in so called Greek and Roman and Egyptian mythology.
According to the Book of Enoch, these 200 fallen angels descended on Mount Hermon in the days of Jared. Jared was born circa 1,200 years prior to the Flood. Thus, these evil spirit men were on earth mating with human women for perhaps 1,000 years or so before the Flood of Noah. It is plain to see why the whole population of the world, perhaps 20 or 30 million according to some scholars, were all infected in their DNA by these beings by the time the deluge swamped the earth. Only Noah and his family were not corrupted by the evil that pervaded the land at that time.
It grieved God in His heart that he had made man and He sent the Flood. All of mankind were drowned. The giants, which were the hybrid offspring of humans with spirits (fallen angels), were also drowned. But you cannot drown spirit beings. And we are informed that these same angels who sinned in the days of Noah are locked up in a subterranean prison called the bottomless pit or the Abyss, to await a future day of judgement.
But now back to where we began this quest. When people teach that, ‘as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be’, they are quite right. But the main event and the big occurrence which took place in those days was not that giants appeared on the earth. It was that superhuman, supernatural spirit beings manifested on earth and spent circa 1,000 years mating with humans and taught all manner of evil to mankind in those days and polluted the world. Yes there were giants roaming the earth devouring the goods of men and causing much violence. But compared to the fallen angels themselves, the giants were a relative sideshow.
Fallen angels are gods as opposed to us flesh and blood humans. They are spirit men with much power. They are immortal and that is why Jesus said the Lake of Fire is reserved for the Devil and his angels. Because they are supernatural beings, they can perform signs, miracles and wonders albeit these will be counterfeit. Compared to these powerful evil spirit beings, the giants were mere bumbling oafs.
So what exactly is going to happen once the Apocalypse begins? You can forget about mutant hybrid giants coming on earth. Forget about genetically engineered super-soldiers who will devastate mankind. This is not what Scripture tells us. For what is coming down is far, far worse and even more bizarre. For it is the Devil himself and all the hordes of Hell that are soon to appear on planet earth in plain sight, just as those original 200 were seen by the humans when they descended to earth in the days of Jared.
How say you this? I hear you ask. Let us look at what Holy Writ testifies. For as it was, so shall it be.
Revelation chapter 9:1 tells us that the Abyss, or bottomless pit, where these 200 angels are incarcerated, is to be opened and the contents released.
“And a fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from Heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit…And there came out of the pit locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.”
Locusts are metaphor referring to the fallen angels. This is evident in Luke 10 which talks of the 70 disciples Jesus sent out to preach and heal in his name. When they returned they said;
“Lord even the devils are subject unto us.”
Jesus replied; “Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy…notwithstanding rejoice not that the spirits are subject unto you.”
Angels are created spirit beings. So the context here is devils and spirits which Jesus calls scorpions and serpents. The locusts are also devils and serpents which are evil fallen angels just like the serpent who beguiled Adam and Eve in the garden. (Twice in Revelation it tells of the Dragon and serpent who is the Devil and Satan. And just as Jesus is termed the Lamb of God and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, so the Devil is called the serpent and the Dragon).
So these fallen angels who are presently locked up in the Abyss are to be released into the earth once more when the Apocalypse begins which happens after the Rapture of the Church. Incidentally, Jesus, after he had risen from the dead and had received his new spiritual body, went and preached to these self-same spirits in the bottomless pit before he ascended into Heaven. This record is given in 1 Peter 3:19:
“By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, which sometime were disobedient when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah…”
“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartarus), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgement…” 2 Peter 2:4
But wait. Something even more sinister occurs around the same time these evil locusts are released. Revelation 12 informs us that there is war in Heaven. Michael and his angels battle against the Dragon and his angels. But they prevailed not neither was their place found anymore in Heaven.
Woe unto the earth and its inhabitants. For the Devil is cast down and his angels with him and he is very angry because he knows he has but a very short time left. We know that the Devil and his angels still reside in Heaven because verse 10 tells us:
“For the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accuses them before God day and night.”
We, the Church of God and Body of Christ, are ‘the brethren’. The Devil has access to God and appears before him ‘day and night’, rehearsing the sins of Christians in the face of God and of His son. This truth is borne out in Ephesians which also reiterates that the Devil and his angels still reside in this parallel universe called Heaven. Eph 6:12 and 3:10:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood; but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against the spiritual wickedness in high places (epouranios).
“To the intent that now, unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places
(epouranios) Might be known, by the church, the manifest wisdom of God.”
This Greek word epouranios is used five times in Ephesians. All are referring to this place we call Heaven. And it teaches that the Devil and his comrades are still abiding in this location. Look at Eph. 1:20
“Which He wrought in Christ when He raised him from the dead and set him at His own right hand in the heavenly places” (epouranios).
We know Jesus ascended into Heaven and now sits on the right hand of his Father. But Ephesians informs us twice that Satan and the rest of the rulers of darkness also reside in this place. This confirms Revelation 12 which informs us of a coming war between the Devil and Michael which results in the Devil himself, plus the remainder of the one-third angels which rebelled with him, being cast down to earth.
When these beings are cast out of Heaven, I believe they lose some of their spiritual abilities and therefore will be manifest in plain sight before the eyes of an amazed public. This truth is alluded to in Jude who also provides us with another titbit of information on the fallen angels.
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of that great day.” Jude 6
The Greek for ‘habitation’ here is oiketerion. The only other place this word appears is in 2 Corinthians 5:2 where it is speaking about our spiritual bodies which we will receive when the Lord comes back to gather together his saints. So when it says of the original fallen angels that they ‘left their own habitation’, it is referring to their spiritual bodies and, I believe, is inferring that they are no longer invisible and become manifest in full view to the naked eye.
This is a terrible thing when you think about it. For this means that all the devils of hell, both from below and above, will soon invade the earth and everyone will see them. Jesus himself told us this.
“And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity…men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:25, 26
Again we look afresh at Rev.6:13 which speak of the stars coming from Heaven to earth:
“The stars of Heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
Angels are often called the ‘host of heaven’ and stars. And these stars fall from Heaven to earth like figs falling from a fig tree, shaken by a mighty wind. They are coming back ladies and gentlemen. In person. And this sight is going to be so fearsome that people are going to drop dead on the spot from heart attacks because of “looking after those things which are coming on the earth”.
It gets worse.
Revelation 17 and 18 talks of a coming ‘great city’ which is called “Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth”. Five times we are told that this harlot is a ‘great city that reigns over the kings of the earth’. In other words, the Antichrist and his accomplices will reign from this great city. But that’s another day’s work (I show exactly which city this is in my new book).
In Rev. 18 we are told about the destruction of this great city which will occur at the end of the Apocalypse when Armageddon happens. But listen to this:
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”
Read that again. This powerful city, which is now present, will become home for the devils and a hold for every foul spirit. This is speaking of those evil fallen angels which are spirits, and the rest of the devils who will be ejected from Heaven and cast to earth. They are going to infest this city and everyone will see them. This is reiterated in Isaiah 13:21 which is speaking of the day of the Lord which is the day of Wrath which is the Great Tribulation. Referring to Babylon Isaiah says:
“But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and the owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.”
These names are metaphors for foul spirits and evil angels. The owls here tie in with the unclean and hateful birds of John’s vision. Satyrs were half man, half goat in ancient mythologies such as Pan. ‘Wild beasts’ are literally ‘jackals’. Again we see on reliefs in the Temples of Egypt, depictions of gods which are men with bird’s heads, such as Horus which has the head of a falcon. Or Anubis which had the head of a jackal with a man’s body. We read of centaurs and the Minotaur in Greek mythology. Is it possible that, apart from devils and other foul spirits, there are also other vile creatures about to manifest once the gathering together of the Church is completed?
Here is another enigmatic prophecy from Isaiah 46:11:
“Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my council from a far country.”
I do go a little deeper into this particular topic in my book, Return of the Antichrist and the New World Order. Here we may but speculate on the make up of the creatures that are going to become visible in the near future. But we are not speculating when we declare that it is not a bunch of hybrid giants which will invade earth. Nor a motley crew of mutant super-soldiers. No. What is about to befall this sad and sorry world is much, much more fearsome and terrible. For the Devil himself is coming down and all the host of Hell with him. And these beings are so vile and so evil that many, many people will drop dead when they see these beings fall to earth “like figs falling from a fig tree, shaken by a mighty wind”.
Compared to these powerful supernatural spirit beings, the giants look like an afternoon tea-party.
So now you know why so many of the movies we see now are mystical, magical, paranormal spectacles with aliens and ET’s and witches and vampires and zombies. Many of the TV programmes are the same featuring UFO’s and abductions and beautiful spirit men and women coming to earth to help mankind survive all the trouble that now face humanity. Books such as Harry Potter and Twilight advertise the same message.
Why is this? Because the whole population of the world is being conditioned and brainwashed and prepped in readiness for the soon appearing and manifestation of these devils and unclean spirits and doleful creatures in plain sight and full view on planet earth.
Now you know why the UN has an ambassador, Ms. Mazlan Othman, who is the ‘UN Diplomat for Aliens’ in the ‘Office for Outer Space affairs’. This is why Dr. Guy Consolmagno, the Pope’s astronomer says; of course there are aliens out there. But they are benign and their creator is the same God that created us. And when they arrive, Dr. Guy is willing to baptize them, should they want to be baptized. This is why some schools kids in the UK are receiving instructions in what to do should a UFO happen to crash-land in the school yard.
This why many of the music videos are spiritually motivated. Like Katie Perry’s latest called E.T. which depicts falling angels and shows her kissing the alien while images of animals mating flash in and out. At the end of the video, she is depicted as a woman from the waist up, but with the hips and legs of a deer. Many of the adverts on TV show beautiful looking female angels with wings falling to earth, out of the sky, like figs falling from a fig tree. It goes on and on and now that you have read this, it will become more obvious to you.
Lastly, I was returning home from visiting my two daughters in New Zealand at Christmas. As my wife and third girl and I walked from the plane into Heathrow Airport, London, I was dumbstruck by what I saw. There were large posters all along the wall on the way in. The poster was of the iconic oval shaped alien head with oval eyes. And written across the top of the picture of this alien was the word; ‘KNOWLEDGE’.
That’s it. That was all. I could not believe what I was looking at. Think about it. 40 million people pass through Heathrow Airport each year. But instead of seeing a picture of Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London, or Piccadilly Square, instead there is this face of an alien with the word ‘knowledge’ written across the top!
Someone had to sanction this. Someone had to decide, in a top-level meeting, that this is what was going to adorn the passageway. This had to come from the senior executives who run the airport. And it is government owned. So what message are they sending out? What ulterior motive lies behind this seemingly innocuous poster? I think the answer is clear. They are coming back.
“The beast which you saw once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the world, whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.” Rev.17:8
Dr. Patrick Heron is the author of Apocalypse Soon and The Nephilim and the Pyramid of the Apocalypse. You can find more information about Patrick's latest book, The Return of the Antichrist and the New World Order, at his website www.nephilimapocalypse.com.